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Ontario Resident Fined $7,500 for Possession of Unmarked Tobacco

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Ontario Resident Fined $7,500 for Possession of Unmarked Tobacco

Ministry of Finance

Convicted: Skyler Gall

Location: Hamilton

Description of Offence: Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale, under the Tobacco Tax Act

Date of Offence: April 28, 2018

Date of Conviction: July 11, 2018, at the Hamilton Provincial Offences Court

Penalty Imposed: A fine of $7,500 was imposed. In addition, the court imposed a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge as required under the Provincial Offences Act.

Background: On April 28, 2018, Ministry of Finance investigators searched a vehicle and discovered 40,800 unmarked cigarettes. All tobacco products were seized and forfeited.

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